Fiesta Arts Fair E-mail



DATES: April 9-10, 2011


ATTENDANCE: 10,000 (SW SchoolofArt)

BOOTH COST (10x10): $300.00




fiestaartsfair11-1You would think that one of the best art/craft schools in America would produce a quality show that attracts some of the most creative artists from all over the country.

That the event organizers at the Southwest School of Art, located in San Antonio, TX, are able to accomplish this is no surprise. What’s surprising is that the producers of this well attended event (est. 10,000) don’t expand the number of artist spaces available.

With unusually high temperatures for early April bearing down, the show was still able to attract enough visitors to keep things interesting and active for most of the exhibiting artists.

Like most successful outdoor arts/crafts shows, this show designed to be a big fiestaartsfair11-2event with lots of extras such as musical acts, children’s participation areas, and artist demonstration.

For collectors of art/crafts this show offers a wide range of work, ranging from good to very good. Even though this show is not labeled fine arts fair; there is enough really good work available to buy.

There is also a plentiful serving of area artists for those shoppers looking to buy work made in Texas.

If you are artist looking to do spend a weekend in a great city of San Antonio and also make some money selling their work, this is the show to apply to.

But because the show attracts a respectable number of shoppers, most of the artists that exhibit here come back year after year. Which means there are usually fewer fiestaartsfair11-3spots available for new artists looking to break in.

For a working artist, there is never a guarantee that the show you choose will be a moneymaker, and this show is no exception. Although many of the artists interviewed did not make as much money this year as hoped or expected, there were artists who said this was a profitable show.


According to the producers of the show, their survey of artists reported an average sales of $5,511.00 per artist.

The reported attendance figure demonstrates that this show a popular event in San Antonio, which should give any artist filling out the artist application confidence that, if their work is good enough, there will be someone there to buy it.



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